Italy fight haka with their very own rugby tenor

November 13, 2009

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How about this for a job swap. Former Italy rugby international Denis Dallan will sing the national anthem before the Azzurri’s test with New Zealand at Milan’s San Siro on Saturday.

Vlog – U.S. lose Fed Cup as Serena stays away

November 8, 2009

Italy clinched their second Fed Cup final with a 4-0 victory over the United States on Sunday.

Soccer trumps rugby in Florence

September 9, 2009

It had long been decided that Italy’s rugby team would host world champions South Africa in Florence on Saturday Nov. 21.

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In defence of Giuseppe Rossi

June 17, 2009

American soccer fans aren't noted for their nastiness but the reaction to Giuseppe Rossi, New Jersey native, scoring twice for Italy against the U.S in their 3-1 Confederations Cup defeat on Monday has been surprisingly vitriolic.

Is Italy’s rugby trip south the ultimate tour too far?

June 9, 2009

The ‘tour too far’ cliché is often wheeled out by rugby pundits when an outgunned northern hemisphere side travels south to take on Tri-Nations powers.

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The luck of the Irish continues

March 26, 2009

It may prove difficult to switch a nation’s sporting focus from rugby to football, especially one that is basking in the glory of a first rugby grand slam in 61 years, but a wave of good fortune is boosting hopes of Ireland featuring at the World Cup finals in South Africa next year.

Who should captain the Lions in South Africa?

March 24, 2009

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The Six Nations provided a stirring finale and a lifetime of memories for Ireland fans but few watching from South Africa will have been left quaking in their boots ahead of this year’s British and Irish Lions tour.

You can beat Europe’s top teams but you can’t beat the Six Nations

March 22, 2009

odriscolSouthern hemisphere fans might scoff at the quality of Europe’s premier rugby competition but, yet again, the Six Nations championship has proved itself unrivalled when it comes to unpredictability and excitement.

Alternative picture of the week

March 18, 2009

Whoops. We meant to load this on Friday but it is such a good shot, we thought it wasn’t too late.

Is baseball finally a world sport?

March 10, 2009

The Italians are quite excited about their team doing well at the World Baseball Classic.